"Stories Behind the Stones" Archives

Cemeteries are like libraries. They contain the final resting places of thousands of people, each with their own separate and unique story. Some of these people are famous, and their stories are well known. Most are not, but that doesn't make their life any less interesting or their stories any less worthy of being told and remembered.

Periodically, we'll spotlight a different Los Angeles-area grave. Every person has a story, and we will use this space to tell their story, through their final resting place.


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Previous Grave Spotlights

  • The 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

  • The 23 victims of the Hope Development School fire

  • The eight victims of the Pacoima mid-air collision and crash

  • John E. Alman

  • LAPD Capt. Walter H. Auble

  • Joan Blondell

  • Joe E. Brown

  • May Sutton Bundy

  • Andrea Buchanan

  • Mae Busch

  • Bishop Sara L. Butler

  • Yakima Canutt

  • Clarence and Orvel Carroll

  • Mae Clarke

  • Russ Columbo

  • Faye Dancer

  • The Dolly Sisters

  • 1st Sgt. Sam Dreben

  • Larry Fine

  • Hazel Forbes

  • Robert Francis

  • Dwight Frye

  • Dorothy and Nancy Gedda

  • King Gillette

  • Gorgeous George

  • Pfc. David M. Gonzales

  • Michael Gozzo

  • Mack Hellings and Bob Barker

  • LAPD Firefighter Frank Roger Hotchkin

  • Sgt. Joseph Leon Kauffman

  • Miroslav and Helena Kefurt

  • Harry Kellar

  • LAPD Officer Thomas J. Kronschnabel

  • Carole Landis

  • Harry Langdon

  • Lillian Leitzel and Alfredo Codona

  • Elmo Lincoln

  • Shanta Lucero

  • Joseph Maier

  • George E. Marygold

  • Paul McCarton

  • Jack McDermott

  • Reba Monk

  • Jimmy Murphy

  • Evelyn Nesbit

  • The Oilar family

  • Walter and Beulah Junquist Overell

  • Steve Parent

  • Marion Parker

  • Gram Parsons

  • Joe Penner

  • Mary Philbin

  • George A. Ralphs

  • Victoria Ramey

  • Sally Rand

  • Maria Rasputin

  • The Rawlings Family

  • Albert Romero

  • Flo Ann Ross

  • Gail Russell

  • Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders

  • Vito Scotti

  • Peggy Shannon

  • George Shatto

  • Elizabeth Skelton

  • CHP Officer Stephen W. Sodel

  • Dorothy Stratten

  • Cyril Thorn

  • Noel Toy and Carleton Young

  • Spencer Tracy

  • Mildred and Robert Turner

  • Rudolph Valentino

  • Robert Williams

  • Robert Woolsey


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